Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Group Tour

6 Days
From $690
Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Lhasa
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Tour Type:
Group Tour
Group Size:
Max 12
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After sightseeing in Lhasa head straight to the coiling scorpion-lake of Yamdrotso before heading and the glacier-draped Karola pass to Gyantse with its must-see Pelkor Chöde Monastery with Gyantse Kumbum. A 90mins drive away is Shigatse, with its impressive Tashilump Monastery, one of the Six Big Monasteries of Gelugpa (or Yellow Hat Sect) in Tibet.

Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)

Taking flight into Tibet will give you a panorama of the snowy Himalaya Mountains or 1-2 days of train riding over the high plateau by crossing Tanggula Mountains with beautiful sceneries along the way. Once you arrive, our local Tibetan tour guide and driver will greet you at Lhasa Airport/Railway with traditional Tibetan white scarf to wish you good luck! And then transfer you to the hotel. The rest of the day you will be free to wander around the city on your own but try not to overtax yourself. The first day's well-rest is crucial to acclimatize high altitude. Remember to drink lots of water, eat light, and not to shower if you can help it.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

Other service: Free Lhasa Railway Station transfer at all time on first & last day, Free Lhasa Airport transfer on first & last day at times
Day 2 Lhasa Suburb

Today’s first attraction is to visit Drepung Monastery which is the world's largest monastery that housed for more than 10,000 monks; it was the resident of the Dalai Lama. After lunch, you will continue to visit the Sera Monastery which was founded in 1419 by Tsongkapa's disciple Jamchen Choeje. The most attractive thing of Sera Monastery is Buddhist Scriptures debating held in the courtyard between 15:00 - 17:00 from Monday to Saturday.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

Drepung Monastery has white constructions and looks like a heap of rice in the distance. Its name, “Drepung”, means “Collecting Rice” in Tibetan.
Sera Monastery  is one of three famous monasteries in the city
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome Dinner
Day 3 Lhasa City

In the morning our guide will meet you at the hotel and first take you to visit famous Potala Palace, the cardinal landmark of Tibet and the masterpiece of Tibetan architecture, which was first built by 33rd King Songtsen Gangpo in the 7th century and rebuilt later in 17th century by 5th Dalai Lama. And now it is a museum and world heritage site. 

In the afternoon, we will go to visit Jokhang Temple in the center of the old Lhasa city. Jokhang Temple is one of the most sacred temples in all over Tibet and it is always bustling with earnest local pilgrims since from early days. After that you will take a walk around the Barkhor street which is one of the most devotional circuit as well as crowded central market of Lhasa, Barkhor Street located in the old area of Lhasa City in Tibet, which is a very ancient round street surrounding the Jokhang Temple and the locals are always proud of it. As a symbol of Lhasa, it is also a must-see place for visitors.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

The original Potala Palace was built by the King Songtsan Gampo for his bride in 637 AD, and it was rebuilt by the fifth Dalai Lama.
The life-sized statue of the Jowo Shayamuni of age 12 can be seen in Jokhang Temple, it is recognized as the holiest object in Tibet.
  • Breakfast
Day 4 Lhasa- Gyantse(4040m)- Shigatse(3840m), 360km, approx 6hrs

We will pass by Gampala pass (4794m) on the way from Lhasa to Shigatse and visit Yamdrok Lake. Covering 638km², Yamdrok Lake is one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet. The lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and is fed by numerous small streams. 

Later we will pass and enjoy the Karola Glacier on the roadside; it is about 300m from the main highway with easy access on your way to Gyantse. Then visiting the main monastery in Gyantse - Pelkor Chode Monastery. Pelkhor Choede in Gyantse town is located about 230km to the south of Lhasa and 100km to the east of Shigatse. The monastery is a short walk from the heart of the town.

Stay overnight in Shigatse, 3★/4★

Bathing in sunshine, Yamdrok lake is dispalying its dazzling beauty to visitors both home and abroad
The white glacier is spectacular from the highway
  • Breakfast
Day 5 Shigatse-Lhasa, 300km, approx 5hrs

In the morning, we will visit the home of Panchen Lama - Tashilunpo Monastery, which was founded by the 1st Dalai Lama in 1447. It is a historic and culturally important monastery in Shigatse and also the second-largest city in Tibet. It's located on a hill in the center of the city. The full name in Tibetan of the monastery means "all fortune and happiness gathered here" or "heap of glory". For the trip back to Lhasa in the later afternoon, we will provide you two solutions which will be decided by Great Tibet Tour.

Option A: Drive from Shigatse – Lhasa;

Option B: Train from Shigatse – Lhasa;

For Option B, the guide will accompany you to take a taxi to Shigatse Railway Station, and take the train from Shigatse to Lhasa. And upon your arrival in Lhasa, we will arrange you to be dropped off at your hotel. The taxi & train fare are included in the cost.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

Tashilhunpo Monastery covers an area of nearly 300,000 square meters
Tashilhunpo Monaster was founded by the First Dailai Lama in 1447
  • Breakfast
Day 6 Depart from Lhasa

Today your guide and driver will escort you to the airport or railway station for your next destination. Before your departure, we will appreciate if you can spend a few minutes to evaluate our services either by filling the feedback form or simply send us an email when you back home. Your whole trip officially ended.

  • Breakfast
Other service: Free Lhasa Railway Station transfer at all time on first & last day, Free Lhasa Airport transfer on first & last day at times

All prices are in US Dollar / Person

Economic Class (3-Star Hotels)

2018-07-01 ~ 2018-10-10 2018-10-11 ~ 2018-10-31 2018-11-01 ~ 2018-12-31
$820 $730 $690

Comfortable Class (4-Star Hotels)

2018-07-01 ~ 2018-10-10 2018-10-11 ~ 2018-10-31 2018-11-01 ~ 2018-12-31
$940 $810 $730

Discount Policy

You may only enjoy one of the advantageous policy, not both.

Option A:3 or More to Join the Same Group $30 / person
Option B:Tour in Apr~Oct
  • To book 6-month prior tour starts 5% Off / person
  • To book 3-month prior tour starts 3% Off / person

Booking Policy

Confirmed Dates 12-working-day prior
Dates Listed as 1st traveller 1 Person, 75-day prior
2 Persons or above, 45-day prior
Dates Not Listed as 1st traveller1~2 Persons, 90-day prior
3 Persons or above, 45-day prior


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2018-07-20 $820 open for booking Book
2018-07-23 $820 open for booking Book
2018-07-24 $820 4 Book
2018-07-27 $820 open for booking Book
2018-07-30 $820 open for booking Book
2018-08-03 $820 open for booking Book
2018-08-06 $820 open for booking Book
2018-08-10 $820 open for booking Book
2018-08-13 $820 open for booking Book
2018-08-17 $820 open for booking Book
2018-08-20 $820 open for booking Book
2018-08-24 $820 open for booking Book
2018-08-27 $820 open for booking Book
2018-08-31 $820 1 Book
2018-09-03 $820 open for booking Book
2018-09-07 $820 2 Book
2018-09-10 $820 open for booking Book
2018-09-14 $820 open for booking Book
2018-09-17 $820 open for booking Book
2018-09-21 $820 open for booking Book
2018-09-24 $820 open for booking Book
2018-09-26 $820 1 Book
2018-09-28 $820 open for booking Book
2018-10-01 $820 open for booking Book
2018-10-05 $820 open for booking Book
2018-10-08 $820 open for booking Book
2018-10-12 $730 open for booking Book
2018-10-15 $730 open for booking Book
2018-10-19 $730 2 Book
2018-10-22 $730 open for booking Book
2018-10-26 $730 open for booking Book
2018-10-29 $730 open for booking Book
2018-11-02 $690 open for booking Book
2018-11-09 $690 open for booking Book
2018-11-16 $690 open for booking Book
2018-11-23 $690 2 Book
2018-11-30 $690 open for booking Book
2018-12-07 $690 open for booking Book
2018-12-14 $690 open for booking Book
2018-12-21 $690 open for booking Book
2018-12-28 $690 open for booking Book

No desired date of departure? Please send us an inquiry and we will try to arrange your tour according to your plan.

Our Service


*Lodgings: 5 Nights, twin room en suite in 3★/4★

*Meal: 5 Breakfasts & 1 Welcome Dinner

*Travel-licensed vehicle according to group size & season as itinerary needed including gas and parking fee;

*Free Lhasa Railway Station transfer at all time on first & last day;

*Free pick-up from airport to hotel at 10:00 am,14:00 pm and 17:00 pm on the first day;

*Free drop-off from hotel to airport at 7:00 am,9:30 am and 12:30 pm on the last day;

*On Day 5, if GTT decides to use Option B, the hard seat train tickets from Shigatse to Lhasa will be included by GTT

*Guide: experienced local English-speaking tour guide

*Attractions: all entrance fee mentioned in itinerary

*Permit: Tibet Tourism Bureau Permit (TTB);

*Travel Agency Liability insurance;

*Government Tax;

*Express delivery fee of Permit (eg. SF. Express)

*Food & lodgings for guide & driver;

*Oxygen tank for emergency use;

*Two bottles of mineral water per person per day;


* International flight to and out of China;

* Domestic flight/train to and out of Lhasa; (We’d like to book the domestic flight/train ticket at the BEST price. Please contact us for details.)

* Lunch & Dinner are not included but we will recommend some good ones for you according to your requirements. Usually, it takes 3-10 USD per person for each meal.

* While Gratuities for guide and driver is NOT mandatory, it is expected. Based on their service, you can tip them on the last day of the tour. Each of you is suggested to tip them 5-10 USD/day in total;

* All the commission and tax charged by PayPal, Bank, and government when making payment. (e.g. PayPal --- 4.2%. Wire transfer --- 7%);

* Personal expenses;

* Anything not mentioned in the Inclusions.


*Tibet Tourism Bureau Permit (TTB) usually takes about 12-working-day to apply. If you couldn’t provide the required docs & info on time, an extra abt USD 50~80/permit will be charged;

*We reserve the right to change the itinerary order and attractions in Lhasa;

*If you prefer to book your own hotels over those included in our group tour, please meet the rest of the group at their daily hotel on time. We don’t include the transfers to your own hotels;

*We need to pick up and drop off all members of the group on first & last day from Lhasa Airport/Railway, thus there may not always have guide presence but driver;

*Due to the special nature of Tibet travel, any unforeseeable and unavoidable objective circumstances, including but not limited to natural disasters, war, terrorism, riot, civil commotion, strikes, public health emergencies, government action, major traffic jams, delay or cancellation of flight/train, attractions temporarily closed. etc., resulting in a change of itinerary, the increased cost will be paid by travellers; if any attraction visits have to be cancelled due to the same reasons above, GTT won't be held responsible for a refund except certain attraction entrance fee which will be solely decided by GTT.

*Single Supplement: our quote is based on twin rooms. For single travellers, single supplement is required at the time of booking. If later we manage to match you with another traveller to share the twin rooms, the single supplement will be refunded.

Asked Questions from our Clients



what would the cost of this tour starting 8/9/2018-8/15/2018? Also, would you be able to help book flight from tibet to beijing on 8/15/2018?



In your two inquiries, you mentioned that you’re interested in 5 days Lhasa City Culture private tour and 6 days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Group Tour.  Frankly speaking, the cost of a private tour for solo traveler would be a little bit expensive. For people less than five, we usually suggest them join our small group tours to keep the cost down. So I suggest you join our 6 days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Group Tour on August 10th. Here is the brief itinerary, 



Hi. I will be visiting China this coming december. My entry is in Shanghai and will exit in Beijing. I am interested to visit Tibet as well. Maybe after 2 days in Shanghai I can depart to go to Lhasa. Do you assist in securing train tickets to and from lhasa? (Shanghai-lhasa, lhasa-beijing). Thank you very much.



In your inquiry, you mentioned that you would like to join our 6-day Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Group Tour in December. Yes, we could help you book the train tickets from Shanghai to Lhasa, and Lhasa to Beijing.



Hi. We are an elderly couple in good health (except I have asthma) 80 years and 77 years old. Could that be a problem? We are used to mountains as we live in Switzerland.



In your inquiry, you mentioned two of you would like to join the 6 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Group Tour. And, you are two senior travelers and you have asthma. It is not a big problem for you to travel join this 6 Days group tour as it is a moderate tour. And, there is little trekking in this tour. I suggest you take your medicine with you and be careful not to catch a cold when you do this tour. 



Family with 2 small kids 4 and 5,5 years old interested in going to Tibet. We are planning to take Tibet-Qinghai railway from Xining. We current live in Guangzhou. We want to know how much is the price for kids. Particularly interested in Lhasa . Gyantse Shigatse group tour. Thank you



In your inquiry, you mentioned that your family is interested in our 6-day Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Group Tour. 



We are attending a conference in Xuzhou June 18-21. What is the cost of the 6 day Lhasa-Gyantse-Shigatse tour, 4 star hotels? Can you arrange also the air tickets Xuzhou to Lhasa and Lhasa to Beijing? If yes, please also give the cost both coach and business class.



In your inquiry, you mentioned that there are two of you would attend a conference in Xuzhou June 18-21. And you intend to join our 6-day Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Group Tour after the meeting. So far, we don’t have a set group fits your schedule. But we have an 8-day Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Group Tour starts on 22nd. June. Please check if you could join it.

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